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After a rollercoaster debut in Formula E, the Porsche Formula E team is heading into the 2021 season with confidence from lessons learnt from the 2020 season.

25 Feb 2021 | International News : Germany

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship enjoys a novel start to the new season. In Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, two night races will be contested on 26 and 27 February 2021 for the first time in the history of the innovative electric racing series.

The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team travels to the season-opening doubleheader event with fond memories. In November 2019, the squad celebrated a successful Formula E debut on the street circuit not far from Riyadh, with Andre Lotterer scoring second place with the Porsche 99X Electric.

Porsche endured a less-than-ideal debut season, but it is now ready to head into the 2021 season with the experience from its debut year
His new teammate, Pascal Wehrlein, contests his maiden race as a Porsche works driver in Diriyah. The Formula E season was originally scheduled to start in Santiago de Chile in January, however it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and relocated to Saudi Arabia.

Porsche tackles its second season with a very clear commitment to Formula E. The sports car manufacturer uses the fully electric single-seater sport for systematic development work and to expand its expertise in the field of battery-electric drives.

After the successful debut season of the Porsche 99X Electric, the engineers at Weissach have made extensive improvements to the powertrain. The team has also been restructured, with Martin Fuchtner taking over the role of Technical Project Leader Formula E.

With 12 teams and 24 drivers, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship boasts another strong lineup in season seven. 10 automobile manufacturers are represented - more than in any other international motor racing series.

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